Tonight for young women, we invited Patriarch Frame from our Stake to talk to the girls about when,why, where and how to go about getting their Patriarchal Blessing. (This is a special blessing you receive once in your life. It's your own personal scripture that applies only to you)
This was the man that did my Blessing 8 years ago. I remember it vividly. The special feelings.
His wife told this story of how this man was shot down 9 times in Vietnam (getting his plane down safely most of the times...), 1 time he was the only one that made it out alive. They often wondered why he skirted death so many times. When he was called to be the Patriarch and received his blessing for it, he was told that this is why he was preserved....To have this calling. Wow! Can you imagine the feelings he must have had? And how close to heavenly father he is?
I'm so grateful for him and the blessing I received from the patriarch. I need to go reread it now. The thing about this blessing is everytime I read, it's different, because of the different place in my life that I am. I am greatful for this personal scripture.